Remz and Franky Morales part ways

Remz Kato Franky Morales

We’d like to publicly acknowledge Franky Morales‘s contributions for the past few years and announce that as of today he will no longer be a part of Remz.

We didn’t anticipate parting ways and there has been a common project in the works for the past few months, a second Franky OS skate, which we both decided to still release soon.

Doing what you love, be it skating at pro level or running a skate company, can also have a tough business side to it and some decisions can be hard to make.

Kato and Franky have come to this mutually and believe it will ultimately create a better situation for everyone involved.

We look forward to the future and new team opportunities with excitement and anticipation, and wish Franky well wherever his path may lead.

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  • batman

    mason richard + nils are the future

  • smokesomeweed

    word up, batman

  • steve

    what batman says. and franky is acting kinda dumb lately also. i’m sure kato knows.

  • Anonymous

    Cj and Franky are gone. Josiah Blee should be pro, Nils should be up there too.

  • cesar

    hi bros Morales in on USD u´ll c

  • Bruh bruh

    That shit cray

    Your comment was a bit too short. Please go back and try again.

  • MORALES

    he is on top soul so he is in USD

  • YO BOI FM BLADEGANG

    YO NIGGAS IM ON USD BITCHES

  • Anonymous

    i herd, that nils will have a pro skate after a year. SERIOUSLY !!!!!!!!

  • jlunger

    mason richards all day

  • suck it

    How is Remz dead when Haffey and Nils still on there ???

    2 out of the top 10 right now

  • Anonymous

    REMZ GOING BUST !!!

  • bladerrr

    Nils Jansons + Mason Richard + Josiah Blee + CJ Wellsmore (If he stills on remz) = Future of Remz

  • Anonymous

    heard he’s on usd

  • Anonymous

    rollerblading has always picked old washed up guys to be pro”who have paid their dues” instead of making the BEST skaters pros. CJ will likely get a shot finally on Remz. Nils will probably go to the Conference. Nils and Cudot give USD the best young skaters in the world. CJ will dominate comps for the forseeable future.

  • Anonymous

    well thats some shitty news to wake up. Wonder whats going to happen?

  • TOP SPONSOR Says:

    TOP SPONSOR Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    REMZ DOES NOT PAY ITS SKATERS ANY REAL MONEY,
    KATO INSTEAD POCKETS IT FOR HIMSELF AND PUT ENOUGH OF IT BACK INTO REMZ TO BARELY KEEP IT ALIVE.
    THIS IS WHY KATO COULDN’T EVEN AFFORD TO SEND Cj Wellsmore(one of the top park skaters in the world) TO ANY COMPETITIONS, KATO SAVED HIMSELF THOUSANDS OF DOLLERS.
    SO KATO, NO NEED TO WISH FRANKY ANY LUCK IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVOURS, WISH YOUR OWN COMPANY THE LUCK IT NEEDS TO STAY AFLOAT.!!!!! <—— "TRUE words! "this so makes thank GOD I NEVER GAVE UP MY FULL TIME JOB TO ROLL!!!!! THIS INDUSTRIE IS SHIT! IM GLAD I RIDE MY HOG NOW , just an open road to cleaR MY MIND! and not LISTEN TO THIS BULL SHIT like this!

  • barb

    cj doesnt have a sponsor. he was riding some old deshi carbons then fucked his ankle. Last pic i saw was a pair of old razors on the cunt

  • traducer

    mason richards and nihls all day. bring up those young kids who are killing it and have plenty of time to blade. Still have love for morales considering he was on the TV and video games when i was in highschool. props and respect i hope someone picks him up

  • dka

    Franky is not just the next-in-the-sport ripper. He is style, image,vision and inspiration. He is an entartainment, attraction… Yes there are a lot of better skaters nowdays (all these high pace young guys), but FM is an Icon!
    Example: i play to Dad many various skater profiles and ask him who`s the man and he says this one and points FM ! Try this with yours…

    p.s. i am not a “gangsta” and as a session/freelance musician I am listening a lot of different music…

  • Goffredi

    Frankie is awesome, I’m sure whatever he is doing is a good decision.

  • Jash NYC

    I HOPE HE STILL GONNA SKATE I WOULD HATE TO C A LEGEND STOP BLADING

  • Anonymous

    haha…Remz going out of business. no one buys Remz anymore. every kid nowadays has USD.

  • Anonymous

    so let me get this right….

    fire franky and give him a pro skate so he gets no royalties for it?

  • TOP SPONSOR

    Frankie will try his “rapping” career, fail at it, then come back to blading. No one likes a rap song about doing 540s and frontsides. And da streets dont know what the fuck a fishbrain is. May as well talk about doing 180 dog intestines. Good luck Frankie the Rapper and good luck Kato the Greedy Penny Pincher.

  • FUCK KATO

    MAN FUCK KATO EVERYONE SHOULD LEAVE REMZ. WHERS YOUR VIDEOS WHERES THE NEW SKATE DESIGNS YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO WORK ON??? REMZ ISNT SKATER OWNED ANYMORE CAUSE YOU WERE GOING TO FOCUS ON PRODUCT DESIGN KATO WHERE YOU AT??? STOP BUYING REMZ EVERYONE PLEASE

  • Anonymous

    i’m sure we’ll find out what really happened in a day or so. if CJ doesn’t make Pro now, he needs to get on USD. If USD had CJ and Cudot, they would win every major comp for the next 5 years, except when Kato fixes the comps like that silly WRS online edit comp.

  • Senate

    Ya’ll mad, stay up Kato N Frankie

  • @FUCK KATO

    You got a point. There are plenty of Remz riders, flow and Pro, that could produce a quality skate tape. Kato’s usually passionate about his work and the industry but he’s been slipping lately. At this rate, Remz will be another powerslide manufactured product in the near future.

  • Ousmane Kenneh

    No-> he rides for the ‘poo brand skates’ that funny boy flea started on Be-mag.

    gosh~

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous Says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 12:50 am
    rollerblading has always picked old washed up guys to be pro”who have paid their dues” instead of making the BEST skaters pros. CJ will likely get a shot finally on Remz. Nils will probably go to the Conference. Nils and Cudot give USD the best young skaters in the world. CJ will dominate comps for the forseeable future.

    wtf dude ? he will be having a pro skate by remz and you r telling that he will go to the conference ? :D:D:D:D:D pff

  • xs1

    he is young but what about josiah blee? he is a DESTROYER!

  • Anonymous

    how is Nick Wood pro?

  • him man

    @Anonymous nick wood kicks ass and has for longer than 90% of the pros out there.

  • Anonymous

    Josiah blee for pro bro!

  • CJ

    I just want to confirm that i am not off remz and there will be an announcement monday on the new remz pro. Kato doesn’t pocket the money so all you kids need to stop talking shit. I wish all the best to Franky in the future and can assure you he will not be dropping of the radar.

    – CJ

  • Anonymous

    CJ why doesnt remz send you to Bitter Cold? get on a better team. and Nick Wood blows at skating. remz need better pro skaters.

  • Anonymous

    fucking troll that is not cj dumbasses

  • JSF

    put scott moore on remz pro

  • JSF

    put scott moore on remz pro

  • kaspa

    heard rawlinson rivera is taking frankies place

  • Anonymous

    salute 2 franky n cj… love ur guys.. hope always succes in life….
    hei remz..put nils and josiah on… i’m sure this 2 kids will shred all the other skater around..hahhahahah

  • Chicho From Ecuador

    Franky’s image will be better on another brand
    Remz failed to seize opportunities
    nor could appreciate to franky
    nobody knows what you have until you lose it
    no one can replace franky
    franky is not only image but is an icon for skating
    of the few that there
    There are many good skaters
    but few with this gift of franky
    Franky Remz affect the economy
    is the roller more commercial that exists
    I know exactly what happened
    and has nothing to do with the music
    but I can assure that Franky take that desicion for their future
    companies are concerned about selling
    and skaters must see how to survive
    Franky give a giant step
    we should all support him and be happy about that

  • Kevin M. Little

    Franky is STILL one of the best in the world. He is an icon of our sport. He is not some kid who just cam out with a few hot sections. He has been killing it for over a decade.He is one of the most recognizable skaters in the world and any person sleeping on him needs to wake the fuck up.

  • An idea

    Here’s what I envisioned the discussion between the two being like from a grommet at heart, but grown adult’s perspective who realizes rollerblading is very special thing, but not the only important thing in life::

    Kato: Hey Franky, listen dude, I wanna keep you on this team and keep paying you, but revenue is really getting low, and in order for you to stay “pro status” for me, you gotta take a a bit of a pay cut from your already low pay. I mean maybe if you put in a little more work for me I can keep you on at what I’m currently giving you, but otherwise, we’re just gonna have to work something out that I don’t think either one of us will be too happy about.

    Franky: You know what don’t worry about it. I’d like more freedom to work on my music if I’d like to, and if there’s a larger company out there that can pay me more for the same work like I’ve been hearing for a while, I might just make a move to one of them. I hope you wouldn’t be too offended by that. It’s just that being “pro” in rollerblading leaves very few realistic options.

    Kato: Yeah, no worries. I’ll be really sad to see you go, but you’ll always be welcomed back if you ever just wanna get free blades or who knows, maybe things will change and you can come back on making more money.

    Franky: Yeah, cool.

    Rollernews grom with own head shoved a good foot up own ass’ envisioned conversation.

    Kato: Listen here blacky, unless you take that gold out of your teeth, you’re gonna continue to tarnish my image. I need you to pull up your pants, cut your hair, smile WITH NORMAL WHITE TEETH, and act more like Haffey. You see that guy? He did a really hip commercial for my skates. If you don’t knock this gangster shit off I’ll hire some euro chucker for pennies cuz they’re young, foreign and dumb. GOT IT?! I’M RICH, BITCH!

    Franky: Yo dawg, quit frontin’ n’ shit. You know all my brothaz luh dis shit. You fire me you axin’ for a beat down ya heard? I ain’t playin’

    Kato: Well by golly Franky! Just calm down for a second, alright? How about I say publicly that we split mutually?

    Franky: What does mutually mean?

    Kato: Seriously?

    Franky: Whatever. Peace asshole!

    Okay I guess I really am a grom at heart, because I had too much fun with that even knowing only a couple groms or OG’s might read it. But seriously, I enjoy skate gossip, but sometimes this shit is ridiculous. I think this past week I’ve heard groms call Julio and now Kato “greedy” or at least imply it quite a bit. I work at a fairly decent sized local company who I will leave nameless. I see firsthand how bad this economy is doing when the company that I work for sells technology we use everyday and you might assume is profiting ridiculous amounts of money, when in reality the owners make far less than what you’d expect. I can only imagine what little even the largest skate companies are making. Just be thankful we can stay afloat and maintain a strong underground scene with no outside money. This doesn’t mean I don’t think we deserve better, but understand just how bad it could be. I really think Franky deserves to retire in at least a decent little middle class house with little worry of having to work much at all for the rest of his life by this time in his career, but unfortunately we kinda all know that’s just not possible right now. I know if myself or a lot of others had the talent he possesses we’d be content making just enough to scrape by if it meant we wouldn’t have to work a normal job to support ourselves.

  • DarthRollerWearsDyedRedDeshis

    after much debate w/ kato, he and i decided to remove franky from the team due to the decline in skill and lack of intensity in his skating currently. i will be receiving 2 new pro models this year on both the HR and OS platforms. tuesday we will formally announce that chris and cj are also leaving the team to ride for valo. remz will elevate, justin beiber aka nils janson to the level of permanent top flow and jacob juul to permanent am w/ no chance of skates for either of them. business is business and 1+1=2 except on every seventh wednesday.

  • VALO

    so glad i never gave up my 9 to 5 job. cuase this rollerblading shit will never pay my billS! good luck wit u frankie!

  • http://1LuvMagazine.com 1Luv

    An Idea, that post you wrote was hilarious. Good shit man. As far as Franky leaving Rems, I think that Remz kind of hold people back sometimes because they lack support. Put a guy like Franky on Some Razor SL boots. You will see him at his all time best. No disrespect to Remz of course.

  • TrU

    R.I.P. FRANKY MAN

    KATO…DISSAPOINTED SON.. BAD SHOW OF CHARACTER TO DITCH YA HOMEBOYZ

    U CN TAKE MA FOOT OFF YO DAMN WALL BITCH IMA TRASH MY REMZ GO BACK TUH ROCKIN MA T.R.S.

  • Anonymous

    whocares about Remz anyways? this company is the wooooorst, Fuck Remz!